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Loan Tracker: Oscar Rodriguez and Borja Mayoral Both Start in Saturday La Liga Fixtures

Oscar played in a thrilling 2-2 draw vs Eibar, while Mayoral and Levante were smashed 5-0 by Sevilla

Photo Courtesy of the Official Instagram Account of Borja Mayoral (@borjitamayoral)

Both Oscar Rodriguez and Borja Mayoral got starts in the Saturday La Liga fixtures. Notes and statistics on their performances below:

Borja Mayoral vs Sevilla:

The early kick off saw Levante travel to the Sanchez Pizjuan where they would be picked apart by a clinical Sevilla side. Borja Mayoral formed a strike partnership with Emmanuel Boateng with Paco Lopez resting top scorer Roger Marti, potentially with one eye on the reutrn Copa Del Rey fixture vs Barcelona in the mid week. Aside from one early opportunity from Bardhi which hit the post, Levante were run ragged by Machin’s men. Goals from Ben Yedder, Andre Silva, Franco Vazquez, Pablo Sarabia, and Quincy Promes sentenced Levante to the sword. Mayoral had a limited impact in large part due to the fact that Levante could not get the ball up field or create any dangerous opportunities. The Madrid loanee finished the match with a mere 28 touches, less than Levante goalkeeper Oier Olazabal. When he did get on the ball, he looked to hold up the ball and get his teammates involved, but mostly drew fouls. It was another subdued performance from the Madrid man and his Levante loan his been underwhelming six months into the season.


Shots: 0

Key Passes: 1

Dribbles Completed: 1

Passes: 14 (93% PA)

Touches: 28

Tackles: 0

Oscar Rodriguez vs Eibar:

In what was a tightly contested and thrilling game, Leganes drew 2-2 with Eibar. The boys from the Basque region took a 2-0 lead after first half goals from Kike and Jordan. Leganes, who have a knack for clawing back and picking up points, never gave up and found two goals through Youssef El-Nesyri. Oscar again operated in his right central midfield role as Pellegrino has adopted a flat 5-3-2 in recent matches. Oscar was not his usual tidy-self in possession, with more than one misplaced pass. Though, he did have the engine to push from his central position and get out wide to put in a number of crosses. One opportunity, which nearly led to a Leganes equalizer, saw Oscar pop up on the right side of the pitch just on edge of the box. He faked like he was going to whip in a cross and subtly slid the ball on the ground into the box for El-Nesyri who stabbed the shot right at Dmitrovic, but it should have been a goal and what would have registered as an assist for Oscar. The 20-year-old was not as involved as he usually was in Leganes offensive build-up, but put in an overall decent performance. Oscar has already logged over 1200 minutes this season and the 20-year-old has the full trust of Pellegrino—few would have predicted such an outcome six months earlier.


Shots: 1

Key Passes: 1

Dribbles Completed: 1

Passes: 36 (67% PA)

Crosses: 7 ( 1 accurate)

Touches: 52

Tackles: 1

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